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Friday, 29 December 2017

Good News

The Chairman just telephoned to let me know that the plot I visited earlier in the month is available and has my name on it. We are to meet in early January to sign the contract and pay the rent. What a nice way to end the year.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Would I be interested?

I arrived and was taken to a plot that was probably going to be available at the start of the new year. It was actually the plot I was shown last Summer but in the cold light of Winter it didn't look that bad. If this plot did become available that I would accept it as the owners of Plot 34, which I originally wanted, have told the Chairman they are now staying in the area and not selling their house.

Before I left I walked around and took lots of pictures.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Telephone Call

Received a telephone call from the site Chairman informing me that a plot has become available. Not Plot 34 which I've been visiting a few times in the past but a new plot. A date is arranged for me to visit the site in a few weeks to see it.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Bonfire Night

Jim invited me to visit his allotment site for their annual Bonfire Night event. It was obviously dark by the time I arrived, around 7pm. There was a good crowd of people and the bonfire was well away. Fireworks shot into the sky and there was an abundance of food served in the club house.

Jim and Barbara put on a wonderful spread.

Spoke to the site Chairman and enquired about the waiting list. Still no news about a plot.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Visiting Jim

Visited Jim on his allotment today. It looks a beautiful site. There was a large mount of burnable material which will be lit on Bonfire Night for their annual event which Jim has invited me to pop in.

All set for Bonfire Night

A nice sized bonfire

While I was on site I visited the plot which I've set my heart on, the current owners are still trying to sell their house so it's unclear, if, they will be moving.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

A Possible New Allotment

I've been unhappy on my London allotment for a while now. I feel that I've outgrown the space and need a new challenge and something bigger to grow more crops.

A viewer of my youtube channel, Jim, lives in the next village and mentioned via social media that his site may have some plots available and would I like to visit one day. I took him up on the offer so today I caught the bus and travelled around 40 minutes from home to his site.

He gave me a tour of the site and introduced me to those who were out gardening in the August sunshine. It looked a beautiful site and everyone had a smile on their face.

The first plot he shown me was very overgrown and hadn't been worked for a few years. The neighbouring plot, even though it was occupied, also hadn't been worked for a while. The second plot we visited "could be available" at some point over the coming year but it was unclear exactly when. You see the couple who currently rent it are in the process of moving house but don't want to give the plot up until it's absolutely certain they are leaving the area.

I love the feel of this plot. It's on the corner next to the site Shop and close to the main gate. There is a large tree and a stream runs along one side of the plot. It certainly is an interesting shape.

NOTE: In time I would except the first plot I was shown.